One of Spain’s most aesthetically appealing cities is that of Barcelona.
Barcelona is located near the Mediterranean Sea, making it a logical spot to have
a major trading port. Barcelona is also the capital of “Catalonia”
a very dynamic region in Europe, and was also host to the 1992 summer Olympic
games. Barcelona is also home to many different “Fiesta’s” and
to some of the world’s best parties, and dance clubs. Barcelona also has
some beautiful beaches for you to lay back and relax, as well as excellent skiing
conditions in the winter. You can also visit some of the many exciting museums
The museum features the collections of the works of Pablo Picasso. Displaying
his youth and educational work in this attractive, yet very informative museum.
This museum clearly confirms all ties that Pablo Picasso was united with the
city of Barcelona with his art. The museum displays Picasso’s sketches
he did as a child as well as a few of his paintings from the Blue and Rose periods
in which he resided in Barcelona. Clearly this museum displays his background
and talents as an artist.
Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia
Visit Europe´s most extraordinary church, Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada
Familia, this represents the Holy Family. There are three doorways in this Temple
which represent Faith, Hope and Charity. Each doorway has four towers. Although,
not yet finished this Temple is a great place to view and learn about the ancient
church. Before his masterpiece was completed, Gaudí died in 1926 and
since then, controversy has continually hindered the progress of the building.
La Rambla is the central heart of the city, many tourists spend their time in
this area as it has many attractions such as Port Vell (Old Port), trendy La
Ribera (The Waterfront), Miró Mosaic, the Liceu (Opera house), the Mercat
de la Boqueria. Also has many exhibition centres such as the Palau de la Virreina
and the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica. La Rambla is non stop hussle and bussle,
constantly moving and growing, especially at night and on the weekends. Newsstands,
caged bird and flowerstalls, musicians, tarotreaders and mime artists are filling
the wide central walkway.